On January 4, 2021, my client was granted an expungement of his Ramsey Municipal Court case. He was originally arrested for shoplifting under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11B(2). He pled guilty in court to disorderly conduct under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2A(1).
This meant that he had an arrest record for shoplifting and a conviction record for disorderly conduct. However, the purpose of an expungement is to remove the arrest and the subsequent conviction from the petitioner’s criminal history.
It is important to note that if your charge or charges were downgraded or even dismissed, the arrest still appears as a criminal arrest record. If you pled guilty to any lesser offenses, then that would also appear as a criminal conviction record.
If you have an arrest or conviction record, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your options. Call 201-343-4622 to schedule a consultation.